Framed Lilliana Square

Last year, I started making the Lilliana Afghan by Vanessa at Hooked on Sunshine. I only completed part one of the crochet along, for some unknown reason I didn’t complete it. It’s so pretty I wanted to do something with the part one centre mandala, so I decided to try and square it up and make it into a square to add to my, Loopy Stitch Lapghan.

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Firstly let me tell you about my, Loopy Stitch Lapghan.
Emily from, The Loopy Stitch, uses a gorgeous colour pallet for a lot of her designs and ever since I saw it a few years ago, I fall in love with her colours.
I’m not a purple person at all, so I’m a little surprised I fell all googly eyed over Emily’s colours, but I really do love them and have made a few projects using them, my favourite being a lapghan I made for my Nan. Click here for details.

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Emily’s colour pallet uses,

🧶Yarn – Stylecraft Special Double Knit
Colorway – 1218 Parchment, which I replaced with 1005 Cream
Purchased at – Wool Warehouse

🧶Yarn – Stylecraft Special Double Knit
Colorway -1061 Plum
Purchased at Wool Warehouse

🧶Yarn – Stylecraft Special Double Knit
Colorway – 1828 Boysenberry
Purchased at Wool Warehouse

🧶Yarn – Stylecraft Special Double Knit
Colorway – 1820 Duck egg
Purchased at Wool Warehouse

🧶Yarn – Stylecraft Special Double Knit
Colorway – 1725 Sage
Purchased at Wool Warehouse

🧶Yarn – Stylecraft Special Double Knit
Colorway – 1708 Petrol
Purchased at Wool Warehouse

Don’t you agree they work marvellously together, they’re so very pretty and very striking.

So when I found part one of Hooked on Sunshine, Lilliana Cal in my wip pile, I just had to turn it into a square to use in a Granny Square blanket I’ve just started to make, called The Loopy Stitch Lapghan.
The Loopy stitch Lapghan,  is going to be a lapghan made out of granny squares from different designers.
I haven’t worked out the final details yet but I’m sure to write a little blog about it when I’ve finished it.

I’ve named this lapghan, The Loopy stitch Lapghan, because I’m using Emily’s colour pallet.
I try my hardest to somehow credit my inspiration for the project I’m making. It’s only fair as it’s the designers or crocheter etc, talent that made the rusty cogs in my head turn.
By the way you can check out Emily’s outstanding talents on her Instagram, Facebook page, Ravelry and her Website. You can also buy a copy of her stunning book, “Round and Round the Crochet Hook”, here, on Amazon.

So let’s get back to what I’ve called “The Framed Lilliana Square.”
As I mentioned above, I had already made part one of the Lilliana Afghan crochet along by Vanessa at Hooked on Sunshine and wanted to turn it into a square.
I’ve never even attempted to step away from patterns and let my hook do the talking.
In truth it’s very daunting especially with the brain fog that consumes by daily life. But I thought sod it, let’s give this a go, if I fail it’s only me who will judge myself, no one needs to know that I tried and failed miserably.
So here is how I squared up, Vanessa beautiful,”Lilliana,” using US crochet terms and the following stitches.

Chain Ch https://youtu.be/acaq47Gwypg
Invisible Join Ss https://youtu.be/FTt_0aG_q_8
Slip stitch 
Single Crochet  Sc https://youtu.be/FTt_0aG_q_8
Half Double Crochet  Hdc https://youtu.be/sVjo0CHmcfI
Back post Half Double Crochet  Bphdc https://youtu.be/FZ7MzxQMvbQ
Half Double Crochet In Backloop Hdcbl  https://youtu.be/VdOgClt8rj4
Double Crochet  Dp https://youtu.be/lPYCjwasbE8
Crossed Double Crochet Crdcs https://youtu.be/BwgRhe1qEro
Crossed Double Crochet In Back loop Crdcbl https://youtu.be/BwgRhe1qEro
Double Crochet in 3rd Loop Dc3l https://youtu.be/d2nyqJZBfvA
Treble Crochet  Tr https://youtu.be/-Out6OvdSMI

•Make Lilliana, part one and then worked the following rounds below below in, US crochet terms.

•Starting in any stitch with the colour, Duck Egg.
3 tr (Corner made),
2 tr,
2 dc,
2 hdc,
13 sc,
Repeat 3 more time, join with a slip stitch to the first treble and slip stitch into the next stitch, which should be the centre corner stitch.

•Continuing in Duck egg
Chain 3,
2dc in the same stitch,
10 hdc,
7 sc,
10 hdc,
Repeat 3 more times and join with an invisible join or slip stitch.

•Changing yarn to Boysenberry,
3hdc in corner stitch,
Bphdc across,
Repeat 3 more times and join with an invisible join or slip stitch.

•Using Cream,
2dc, chain 2, 2dc in 2nd corner stitch,
Dc in 3rd loop across,
Repeat this 3 more times and join with an invisible join or slip stitch.

•Using Sage,
3 dc in corner chainspace,
Skip hidden stitch,
Crdcs across,
Repeat 3 more times and join with an invisible join or slip stitch.

•Using Plum
3sc in 2nd corner stitch,
Sc across.
Repeat 3 more times and join with an invisible join or slip stitch.

•Using Cream
3dc in corner stitch,
crdcs across in backloops
Repeat 3 more times and join with an invisible join or slip stitch.

•Using Petrol,
3 Sc in corner stitch,
Sc across,
Repeat 3 more times and join with an invisible join or slip stitch.

Finishing your square here will give you roughly a 10” square using doubleknit yarn. Of course this will change depending on the yarn, the hook size and your tension.

I needed to finish my square with a stitch count of 44 on each side, so I made an extra round.

•Using Cream
2hdc, chain 2, 2hdc in 2nd corner stitch.
Skip the hidden stitch,
Hdc in back loop across.
Repeat 3 more times and join with an invisible join.

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Lightly block your square, stand back and admire your creation.
This has not been tested so hopefully it will work out just fine, apologies if not, I’m no crochet designer and this was my very first attempt so please be kind.

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Hopefully, The Framed Lilliana Square, doesn’t look to shabby and will blend in nicely between the professionally designed squares.
Although it’s far from a masterpiece I’m pretty pleased I managed to come up with something all on my own, that those rusty cogs gave a little slack and I achieved what I set out to achieve.

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Too-da-loo.

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3 thoughts on “Framed Lilliana Square

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